With the GOP gaining control of the Senate, Senator Trent Lott will now
become Majority Leader. I haven’t been impressed with his lackluster leadership
abilities in the past, but this is a vast improvement over the obstructionist
Sen. Tom Daschle. I hope and pray that the Partial Birth Abortion Ban will now
quickly move forward to be voted on. The Congress has already passed a version
but the Senate was never allowed to vote on it. It will definitely be progress
to get at least this horrific procedure removed, which would be a milestone in
the pro-life cause. The Total Cloning Ban should also now move forward.
I was also happily surprised that Oregon which had previously passed assisted
suicide legislation by referendum voted overwhelmingly
against the universal health care measure. I posted
previously why I thought that this legislation was a bad idea.
first time Florida has reelected a Republican Governor, even thought Jeb Bush
was the prime opposition target. Unfortunately I am still being represented by
the pro-death pro-corruption Corrine Brown. Here in Florida the pig pro-life
cause was successful with a constitutional amendment protecting pregnant pigs,
though I voted against adding this to the Florida Constitution. Florida voters
also approved an amendment limiting class sizes, which I think is stupid since I
there isn’t any evidence of a connection between learning and small class sizes.
An out of control public school class with only 34 students is still a problem.
The problem is with political correctness, low expectations, and discipline; not
student-teacher ratios. Also elected was Charles Bronson (R) for Commissioner of
Agriculture so any crop killers out there had better not mess with him unless
they have a death wish.
It is fitting that “Jumping” Jim Jeffords who
jumped from the Republicans to gain chairmanship of the Senate Environment and
Public Works Committee under the Democrats will now be left totally out in the
cold in Senate politics.
I remember earlier yesterday feeling some doom and gloom about the chances of
a pro-life victory with the Republicans taking control of the Senate. Saint
Teresa of Avila’s words came to me that “God alone is sufficient” and in the
long run victories and defeats will always end up in his hands. I also
remembered what Mother Teresa had said, that “We are not called to be
successful, we are called to be faithful.”